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Installations - ISASMELT 

ISASMELT™ plants are installed or are being constructed around the world with plants in Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Peru, USA and Zambia. ISASMELT™ is a unique, clean smelting technology and is responsible for about 10% of the world’s annual copper production.

ISASMELT™ can improve environmental performance in smelters whilst simultaneously reducing operating costs. All customers cite significant improvements for environmental management with a considerable decrease in harmful emissions. View more details on ISASMELT™ advantages for your operation.

For more information on ISASMELT™ installations around the world, click on the links to the left.

Year Owner Location Type Capacity
1991 Mount Isa Mines Limited Mount Isa
Australia
Lead Smelter 60,000 tpa Lead metal
1991 Britannia Refined Metals Northfleet
UK
Secondary Lead Smelter 30,000 tpa Lead Metal
1992 FMI Miami Arizona
USA
Copper Smelter 700,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
1992 Mount Isa Mines Limited Mount Isa
Australia
Copper Smelter 1,000,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
1996 Sterlite Tuticorin
India
Copper Smelter 500,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
1997 Umicore Precious Metals Hoboken
Belgium
Secondary Copper, Lead & Precious Metal Smelter 360,000 tpa Mixed Feed
2000 Metal Reclamation Industries Pulau Indah
Malaysia
Secondary Lead Smelter 40,000 tpa Lead Metal
2002 Hüttenwerke Kayser Lünen
Germany
Secondary Copper Smelter 150,000 tpa Scrap Copper
2002 Yunnan Copper Kunming
China
Copper Smelter 800,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
2005 Sterlite Tuticorin
India
Copper Smelter 1,300,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
2005 Yunnan Metallurgical Group Qujing
China
Lead Smelter 160,000 tpa Lead Concentrate
2006 Mopani Copper Mines Mufulira
Zambia
Copper Smelter 650,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
2007 Southern Peru Copper Ilo
Peru
Copper Smelter 1,200,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
2009 Yunnan Copper Chambishi
Zambia
Copper Smelter 350,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
2009 Yunnan Copper Chuxiong
China
Copper Smelter 500,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
Not Yet Commissioned Doe Run Peru La Oroya, Peru Copper Smelter 280,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
Not Yet Commissioned Sterlite Tuticorin
India
Copper Smelter 1,360,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
2011 Kazzinc Ust-Kamenogorsk
Kazakhstan
Copper Smelter 290,000 tpa Copper Concentrate

2011

Yunnan Copper

Liangshan China

Copper Smelter

500,000 tpa Copper Concentrate

2012

Kazzinc

Ust-Kamenogorsk
Kazakhstan

Lead Smelter

300,000 tpa Lead Concentrate

2013

Yunnan Metallurgical Group

Huize
China

Lead Smelter

160,000 tpa Lead Concentrate

Under Construction First Quantum Minerals Kansanshi Zambia Copper Smelter 1,200,000 tpa Copper Concentrate
TBA First Quantum Minerals Kansanshi Zambia Copper Smelter 140,000 tpa Copper Matte